SInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted
Thu Apr 23 2009 13:33:31 UTC (5 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4132 times:
COMMERCIAL PUBLICITY / PASSENGER CONVENIENCE (most likely a medical emergency)
264 passengers on board
Landed at YEG at 1313h.
Left the gate at YEG at 1428h.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
Jdflyvc10 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Thu Apr 23 2009 14:23:13 UTC (5 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3998 times:
Found out...Sick Old Dude...Back in the air
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26639 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted
Thu Apr 23 2009 14:40:56 UTC (5 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
As a sidenote, NW25, a 744 from DTW to NRT also diverted to YEG for medical reasons last Thursday (April 16). Following from Transport Canada incident summary.
NWA 25 diverted to Edmonton International due to a medical emergency. Aircraft was routed through active military airspace following co-ordination. 130,000 lbs of fuel were dumped from the vicinity of La Ronge, Saskatchewan to 25 miles northwest of Edmonton. The flight landed uneventfully at 2243z.
Traveladdict From Malaysia, joined Feb 2009, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Thu Apr 23 2009 19:55:48 UTC (5 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3666 times:
HKG- YYZ back in January and there was also a sick woman and we also diverted to YEG. How strange.
Oh I have a question, when planes divert and such do the airlines have to pay airport taxes?
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5426 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted
Fri Apr 24 2009 05:43:36 UTC (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
Quoting Traveladdict ( Reply 4): Oh I have a question, when planes divert and such do the airlines have to pay airport taxes?
Landing fees are charged, as are gate/handling charges. But security fees are not normally charged, as the passengers remain within the secure area for the stop.
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AAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted
Fri Apr 24 2009 05:51:03 UTC (5 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Quoting Traveladdict ( Reply 4): when planes divert and such do the airlines have to pay airport taxes?
Unfortunatly, Yes. But think of it this way... there is no price on life!
Same for Technical diversions, and for distruptive pax etc.
Also for the extra fuel which is required for the continue journey. The aircraft may have had to had dumped fuel before landing too if it was too heavy to land.